Cloud Platform consists of a set of physical assets, such as computers and hard disk drives, and virtual resources, such as virtual machines (VMs), that are contained in Google’s data centers around the globe. Each data center location is in a global region. Regions include Central US, Western Europe, and East Asia.
This distribution of resources provides several benefits, including redundancy in case of failure and reduced latency by locating resources closer to clients. This distribution also introduces some rules about how resources can be used together.
GCP for Startups is designed to help early-stage tech companies build and scale on Google Cloud Platform. They want to surround our net-new investments and existing portfolio companies with the resources and support necessary to build on Google’s infrastructure and accelerate their growth.
Free Trial – $300 Starter Credit
Google offers a $300 free trial for all startups, which is a great place to start.
The free trial is available to startups in any country and provides $300 in credits to spend on all Google Cloud Platform products and services over a 60 day period. We recommend that you send companies here first, as it’s the best way to get familiar with GCP without starting the program prematurely (as credits are time-bound for 12 months). However, if you know the team well and believe they’re likely to need more credit quickly you may nominate them individually for the GCP for Startups Spark Package.
GCP for Startups Spark Package – $20,000 in Cloud Credits and more
The GCP for Startups Spark Package includes the following benefits for accepted startups:
- $20,000 in Cloud Credits for one year
- Technical Q&A Office Hours
- 24/7 Gold Support
- Firebase credits for 6 months (valued at $149/month)
- Free Google Apps for Work for 12 months (valued at $60/user)
About Z Nation Lab
Z Nation Lab provides an ecosystem to tech entrepreneurs and startups to help them accelerate their growth. We are an early-stage startup accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs with capital, technical expertise, and network. It brings together high-quality mentors, subject matter experts, experienced professionals, investors, and VCs under one roof to curate a community that offers an environment for innovation to thrive.